The “Worst People in the World” are Revisited in New Documentary

Documentarian spends time in the home of a Ugandan mountain tribe labeled the “worst people in the world” by an influential anthropologist

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The explorers dodge gunfire, fall under the arrest of the Ugandan army, and are kidnapped and escorted into an open field by brutal mercenaries with automatic weapons.

New York, New York (PRWEB) February 22, 2013

According to the late anthropologist, Colin Turnbull, the Ik tribe of Uganda -- whom Turnbull visited during a notably unpleasant journey in the 1970s -- are a cruel tribe of seeming sadists... the “worst people in the world." They allow their infirm and elderly to starve and they heartlessly abandon even their own children. They only derive pleasure from malice, their favorite pastime consisting of covert squat-and-run attacks, defecating upon the entrances of neighboring huts for the express purpose of promoting tribe-wide chagrin. The Ik, Turnbull felt, are wholly irredeemable.

In a new, compelling documentary that unfolds like a Hollywood action/adventure, filmmaker Cevin Soling and his small band of fellow travelers set out for Uganda in search of the maligned Ik to determine if they live up to their notoriety.

The path to “Ikland” is, not surprisingly, fraught with peril. The explorers dodge gunfire, fall under the arrest of the Ugandan army, and are kidnapped and escorted into an open field by brutal mercenaries with automatic weapons. Remarkably, the travelers survive to enter the community of the Ik where their most shocking findings are only then revealed.

Ikland is available on DVD at the film’s website http://iklandmovie.com/. Please contact spectaclefilms(at)gmail(dot)com to schedule a screening or to arrange an interview with Cevin Soling.

References:

Mountain People With a Bad Reputation. NYTimes.com: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/movies/ikland-documents-a-visit-to-a-vilified-tribe.html


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